Searchlight Raises $17M for Talent Intelligence Platform

Searchlight, a talent intelligence platform, announced that it has closed a Series A funding round of $17 million led by Founders Fund with participation from Accel, Shasta Ventures, Kapor Capital, Operator Collective, and prominent angel investors including current and former Heads of People and Talent at companies like Airbnb, Atlassian, Coda, Confluent, and Plaid.

“We’re taking the guesswork out of hiring so that companies can crush biases and build high-performing, diverse, and inclusive organizations,” said Kerry Wang, co-founder and CEO of Searchlight.

Its talent intelligence platform is designed to align hiring teams to assess and retain great hires — finally giving companies the ability to measure and improve quality of hire. Searchlight connects candidates’ reference and self-assessment data to post-hire outcomes, creating a powerful hiring and retention engine that provides prescriptive insights. Using the platform, organizations can confidently hire faster, mitigate bias and retain a stronger workforce.

Announcement: Searchlight Raises $17M for Talent Intelligence Platform